Another day, another delay for Shiffrin, other Alpine skiers


The women's slalom event at the 2018 Olympic Games was postponed Wednesday because of unsafe winds.

The women's slalom became the third Alpine ski race to be postponed at the Olympics.

Shiffrin's Olympic debut will now be pushed to Thursday for the rescheduled giant slalom.

The postponement of the women's slalom, which will now take place on Friday, meant three of the four Alpine events scheduled so far have not taken place on their original date.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - It appears the skiing world has finally found the secret to slow Mikaela Shiffrin in her marquee technical events: weather.

According to Matt Renoux, our reporter in PyeongChang, it was windy and snowing shortly before the delayed start time. She came in fifth in the giant slalom.

The men's super-G, originally set for Thursday, has been switched to Friday.

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"We've been through days like this before, in the World Cup, quite often and the number one thing is safety and the second thing is to have a good, fair race".

For now, though, she must wait to get in a starting gate, along with all the other Alpine skiers. "Neither of those were really achievable today", Kristofic said.

A large crowd had gathered well ahead of the original start time for Wednesday's race, and American fans were out in force to see Shiffrin, one of four U.S. starters in the field of 83.

"Plenty [of time left]".

The 25-year-old Austrian-Bolivian Breitfuss had to start his activities on Saturday, February 10, but bad weather conditions on the track forced the organizers to make a change in the competition program. At last year's world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the two downhills were back-to-back on the same hill. Only the men's Alpine combined, which was held Tuesday at Jeongseon Alpine Centre, has been completed.

Plus, all sorts of contingency plans have been considered. Another possibility would be to delay the start of the downhill in hopes of calmer conditions and push the slalom back three hours so it would be run under the lights at 6 p.m. local time.